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Undergraduate – Bath Spa University

Undergraduate and Foundation applications

We’re delighted you’re applying to study with us. The process is different based on your location and mode of study. Here’s what you need to do.

UCAS applicants

If you fit the following criteria, you’ll need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS):

  • You’re applying directly out of sixth form or college;
  • You want to study full-time;
  • You don’t already hold an undergraduate qualification and are from the UK, EU or Channel Islands.

You’ll need some information from your course's webpage, including Bath Spa University’s institution code: BASPA B20.

Read more about how to apply through UCAS or just get started. You’ll need to register or login to the UCAS site.  

Apply via UCAS

International applicants

You can apply for one of our undergraduate courses online from the course’s webpage. You’ll be asked to create an online account.

Don’t have time to complete your whole application? Don’t worry, you can save your application and come back to it at anytime.

Alternatively, you can also apply via UCAS.

Please see our international webpages for more information for international students, including entry requirements and visa advice specific to your country.

Undergraduate entry requirements

Entry requirements are listed on the course pages. As part of the process you will be required to provide evidence to support your application. If you don’t meet the entry requirements listed, we may be able to accept your prior learning or experience from outside of formal education. See our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) page to learn more.

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Applying for part-time study

If you’d like to study part-time, you’ll need to apply online directly with us, rather than through UCAS.

Click the 'apply now' button on the webpage for the course you’d like to study.

Working with children or vulnerable adults

Any module, study or voluntary experience that involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check to be carried out before you’ll be able to join.

If you will be teaching students, you will also need to carry out the Fitness to Train to Teach assessment.

Already hold an undergraduate degree?

If you already have a degree or higher qualification than that for which you are applying, your fee requirements may be different, due to the way government University funding is distributed. Please check the Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) policy for more details.

This also applies to students who progress to the third year of study, following completion of a Foundation Degree. Please note that Foundation Degrees are currently exempt from higher fees.

If you’re applying directly to Bath Spa and not through UCAS, you’ll need to send copies of qualification certificates which you have previously received to the Admissions office. Please send scanned copies by email to

If you're applying through UCAS and are studying qualifications other than SQA, A Level or Irish qualifications, we will also require scanned copies of these certificates.

You’ll be informed of when these documents are to be received in your offer letter.

Not applied yet? Head to our how to apply pages to get the information you need before submitting your application to study with us.

Personal statements and AI

We realise that AI tools are already reshaping the way we work and will become integral to many careers.

Tools such as ChatGPT can be helpful to you in helping to brainstorm ideas, improve the structure of your personal statements, and check readability; however, so can a trusted friend or supporter. Remember, your personal statement is your chance to show us who you are – and we expect it to be written by you.

A personal statement written using AI is likely to be less personal and therefore less effective at conveying who you are and why you want to study the course.  If we find that a personal statement has been written using AI, we will consider this plagiarism and your application may be rejected.

UCAS has a helpful guide on AI and personal statements that potential applicants at all stages of their studies could benefit from reading.

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